Photo by MandyD - winner of the Plant Portraits category in the IGPOTY competition.
For the second year running ePHOTOzine member MandyD
has been crowned the winner of the Plant Portraits Category
in the International Garden Photographer Of The Year competition (IGPOTY).
Her shot of Cosmos atrosanguineus titled 'Choca Mocha' was taken in a sunny spot of Mandy's garden in the South East of England.
"I was inspired to capture the cosmos because of its beautiful rich burgundy tones and its velvety textured petals," explained Mandy. "I entered the shot because I felt it was a strong and striking image and at the same time had a delicate and airy feel to it, I hoped it would attract the judges attention."
Mandy was awarded a canvas print to the value of £60, £500 and a copy of the International Garden Photographer of the Year 4 hardback book, where all the winning, highly commended and commended photos will be published.
Well done Mandy!
Colin Roberts won the overall title of International Garden Photographer of the Year. His image, Sea Thrift Flowers, won him the £5,000 prize for the best single image. Colin was also awarded third place in the Wildflowers category for his photograph Viper’s Bugloss, and Highly Commended awards for Sainfoin Meadow and Cow Parsley.
The winners of the other categories are:
- People in the Garden – Brad Mailer for Garden Jumper.
- Garden Views (award sponsored by Towergate Camerasure) – Marianne Majerus for Abstract Impressions of a Secret Garden.
- Wildlife in the Garden (award sponsored by Creatively Different Roller Blinds) – David Chapman for Tadpole.
- Trees – Leszek Paradowski for The Beech with the Human Face.
- Wildflowers – Colin Roberts for Sea Thrift Flowers
- Spirit of the American Garden – Andrea Jones for It must be love.
- Best Image of Kew Gardens – Jeff Eden for The sun sets on the Palm House at Kew.
For more information please visit the International Garden Photographer Of The Year